Donald Trump ending the government shutdown is being seen as a clear triumph for Democrats, who stood strong against his border wall proposal, reports Lee Moran of The Huffington Post. While he tried to present it as anything but a concession, it was clearly that. Even many conservative outlets saw it that way. Conservative pundit Ann Coulter was particularly harsh in her criticism of the president, calling him a “wimp” on Twitter. The internet was virtually unanimous in its agreement that Trump “caved” by allowing the border wall to go unfunded. He didn’t achieve his goal, and, seeing that he wouldn’t, gave Democrats what they wanted.
Democrats may try to present the end of the government shutdown as a success for themselves, but it is a loss for the whole country, holds Derek Hunter of Townhall. The problems at the US-Mexican border will persist as illegal immigration continues without the necessary limitations. To undermine Trump, Democrats are willing to defend people that break the law. Illegal immigration facilitates dangerous people entering the US. The whole shutdown debacle has exposed the Democrats’ partisanship as they prioritized their own interests over the rest of the country’s. Trump showed great leadership to end this needless grandstanding.